[whatwg] 2D canvas feature proposal: text decoration

Charles McCathie Nevile chaals at yandex-team.ru
Fri Jun 7 21:36:00 PDT 2013

On Fri, 19 Apr 2013 00:48:54 +0400, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com>  

> On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 1:37 PM, David Dailey <ddailey at zoominternet.net>  
> wrote:
>> You know, I'm not quite sure why we have text in canvas at all. It's not
>> really text you know -- it's just a bunch of pixels. You can't select  
>> it,
>> you can't copy it to the clipboard, it's not accessible without a bunch  
>> of
>> effort that authors generally don't use. It's generally illegal in most
>> civilized places. Why not use SVG? It's got text decoration. Text is  
>> text.
>> It's just that the more conspiratorial and selfish of the browser  
>> vendors
>> back when things were being voted on seemed to push canvas since they
>> already owned it and SVG seemed "hard" and like they might have to learn
>> something by way of graphics in their corporate portfolios.
>> That's how I see it, anyhow. WHATWG doesn't vote, of course.
> "text ... is generally illegal in most civilized places"
> What is this i don't even

Using canvas for serious rendering of text is generally...



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